Those of you who knew Chrysogonus and who had the privilege to sing his astonishing compositions, like his masterpiece Rosa Mystica, know what a loss this is. The world is a bit more dim today. The Abbey of Gethsemani, the community in which Chrysogonus lived all these years, and which was made famous by his friend Thomas Merton, has posted a brief obituary here.
I always joked that this photograph I took, during our first "Chrysogonus Fest" in 1997, was "the only known photograph of heaven." No joke.